Mueller and Comey not as close as Trump and others suggest

Donald Trump

"James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

CNN's article titled: "Special Counsel #Robert Mueller meets with House Russia investigators" reported that the Senate Intel Committee was not pursuing a case for obstruction of justice against the President, but it did mention that the Senate Judiciary Committee would, per Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Sen.

Trump sparked speculation in May when he tweeted, shortly after firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, that: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

Last week, special counsel Robert Mueller met with #Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr along with ranking Democrat Sen. "Mr. Comey's actions were rewarded by a media frenzy that backed the Administration into a nightmarish corner, leading to the appointment of his close friend, Mr. Mueller". In the memos, Comey recalls Trump asking for his loyalty, if he was under investigation, and to go easy on fired National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn.

On May 17, Trump set off a flurry of speculation by sending a tweet that seemingly indicated he might have taped conversations of his conversations with the FBI director, who he later fired, citing the Russian Federation investigation.

Of course, Trump could delete the tweets at any time - he's already deleted a handful of tweets during his presidency.

Wording in Trump's tweet, admitting he didn't record Comey but others may have, was meant to try and shield Trump from obstruction of justice and tampering with a witness claims.

Referring to Comey, Trump said "When he found out that I, you know, that there may be tapes out there whether it's governmental tapes or anything else and who knows, I think his story may have changed". Trump's original tweet, warning Comey of potential tapes, appeared to be a blatant attempt to intimidate Comey prior to his testifying before Congress. Now Trump acknowledges his claim was a bluff.

We've entered a realm of reality in which we cannot trust a single word that the sitting U.S. President says or tweets.

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